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Ohio inmate freed after 20 years in '88 murder sues prosecutors, county
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:23 PM EDT
An Ohio man freed after spending 20 years in prison for a murder his attorneys say he didn't commit is now suing those responsible for his conviction.
Prosecutor James Mayer and county commissioners didn't immediately respond to messages Wednesday.
Tinney pleaded guilty to the August 1988 beating death of Ted White in Mansfield in northern Ohio.
After the Cincinnati-based Ohio Innocence Project began helping Tinney, a Richland County judge ordered his release from prison, saying his confession didn't support a murder conviction and in fact, suggested that he's not guilty.